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About the Program
At Illinois Institute of Massage, we pride ourselves on having a unique approach to Massage Therapy education. Our comprehensive, integrated Diploma curriculum is organized in three units: Human Sciences for Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers, Massage and Bodywork, and Professional Development. Material is presented in an innovative, integrated fashion that is focused on hands on techniques; this maximizes your retention of knowledge and skills.
Our program is 672 clock hours which surpasses the requirement by the State of Illinois Licensing Law, and well above the 500 hours that are required by AMTA, ABMP, National Certification, the Federation of State
Massage Therapy Boards' Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx).
Instructors & Clinic Experience
The academic team has years of experience working in the field, which will give you insights not only on massage techniques and modalities, but also how to work in a spa or medical setting, or work from home.
In addition, students will be able to work in the Student Clinic which is open to the public and gives students experience with various body types and massage needs.
Tell Me More!
As a graduate, you will possess the skills and confidence to successfully walk from the classroom into the workplace. In addition, the massage therapy profession is booming with many opportunities for positions and to work as an entrepreneur.
Top Reasons to Become a Massage Therapist
#1 Amazing Employment Outlook
Employment of Massage Therapists is projected to grow 26% from 2016-2026 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
#2 Workplace Flexibility
You can work almost anywhere, including therapist clinics, chiropractor offices, spas, fitness clubs, cruise ships, and even at your own business location or clients' residents. It’s up to you.
#3 The Chance to Help Others
You get to help so many people. Massage Therapists assist their clients with “long term” healing. You create a space of calm and relaxation for them to heal faster.
#4 Marketability & Skillset
Massage Therapists graduate with the skills needed to land a job right away. The Massage Therapy program at Illinois Institute of Massage includes a lot of hands on training and hands on experience during your clinical experience. You are trained in anatomy, musculature and a variety of massage therapy techniques. By the time you graduate, you will have enough practical experience to step right into your job.
#5 Exciting Work Experience
You get to work in exciting and exotic locations. Tourist areas and cruise ships all over the world employ massage therapists. If you are open to relocating, you may even get to work at resorts on a tropical beach or a lodge.
#6 Amazing Work Schedule
You can create your own work schedule. Most massage therapists are self-employed. You get to set your own appointments around your schedule, which is a huge advantage.
#7 Become a Licensed Professional
Massage Therapist are licensed professionals. Most states require massage therapists to be licensed. You must complete a recognized massage therapy program, where you would obtain the knowledge and hours of practice needed to sit for your National Certification. Illinois Institute of Massage will help train you and prepare you for your National Certificate.
#8 You'll be Respected & Desired
You become an exciting part of people’s lives. Whether its medical, therapeutic, sport-related or for a special occasion, people look forward to seeing their massage therapist.